Blogging With Lynn
By Lynn Leahey Posted: May 3, 2011
My former boss (and fellow soap lover), Meredith Berlin, just started a blog, and she came out of the gate with a winner. I always loved Meredith's personal, passionate perspective on issues. Her first entry is an interesting take on the news everyone is talking about — check it out at www.meredithsmind.com.
By Lynn Leahey Posted: Apr 26, 2011
Not that soap fans need an academic study to prove losing a show is traumatic, but they have one now. A recent study, published in the April 2011 issue of the journal Mass Communication and Society, showed that the anguish of missing a show is very real.
By Lynn Leahey Posted: Apr 19, 2011
Hoover left its competition in the dust with its immediate, personal response to the news that AMC and OLTL were being canceled.
By Lynn Leahey Posted: Apr 1, 2011
At first, I thought tacking on a "whodunnit?" to the story of GH's little Jake dying diminished its power. But as it has played out, the search for who hit Jake was just the prelude to an ancillary plot that carries a different kind of punch. Luke was behind the wheel of the car that killed Jake, and he'd been drinking.
By Lynn Leahey Posted: Mar 28, 2011
Soaps know how deliver drama and romance, and they can also make us laugh. Doing all three at the same time is a bigger challenge, but OLTL pulled it off today with the wedding of David and Dorian. We felt for poor Dorian as David tried to postpone the proceedings. Was he really going to leave Dorian at the altar again?
By Lynn Leahey Posted: Feb 22, 2011
Usually, I think it's brave for actresses to wear minimal makeup when their characters are suffering.
By Lynn Leahey Posted: Jan 31, 2011
I loved the scenes today on OLTL, where Echo talked to Shane about the online bullying he's been enduring, until now, in silence.
By Lynn Leahey Posted: Jan 25, 2011
GH's Jonathan Jackson (Lucky) has had mad chemistry with just about every acting partner I can think of, which is why his pairing with Erin Chambers (Siobhan) has been so disappointing.
By Lynn Leahey Posted: May 13, 2010
B&B's Steffy/Hope rivalry is really growing on me. Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy) is much more entertaining as a schemer than a good girl, and Kimberly Matula (Hope) has a sweetness that is appealing and believable.
By Lynn Leahey Posted: Sep 24, 2009
There was an interesting article in yesterday's New York Times, explaining how the U.S. Census Bureau is using a storyline in a Spanish-language soap opera to help wary Hispanics get comfortable with the census process.